Author Archives: Stephanie

Putting Your Vegetable Garden To Bed

The tomatoes have finally stopped producing.  This year I had a bumper crop.  The raspberries have also stopped bearing.  Time to switch gears and get ready for winter.  I like a vegetable garden to look neat and tidy during the … Continue reading






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Winter Driving Tips

 How To Drive Safely In The Winter Time Winter driving can be a challenge, but there are things you can do to help you drive safely in snow and ice. Frankly, the best advice I can give is “don’t”! If … Continue reading






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Hearty Camping Meals For Cold Weather

  One of the most enjoyable parts of camping, no matter what season you choose, is the preparation and enjoyment of camping meals.  However, if you are camping in the cold weather, you want to make sure you have lots … Continue reading






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Winter Camping With Your Family

If you enjoy playing in the snow, sledding or skiing during the winter months, why not consider a winter camping trip with your family?  From the planning, to the execution to the fond memories, this is a sure fire way … Continue reading






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Thankful Thoughts About My Garden

Tis the season to be thankful, and while I’m thankful for many things in my life, I specifically want to list some of the things that I am thankful for pertaining to the outdoors. Vegetable Garden I am thankful for … Continue reading






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Mad About Hot Air Balloons

If you are an avid fan of hot air balloons then there is only one place you need to be at the beginning of August – Britain! It’s quite a trek from Australia, but people come from all over the … Continue reading






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How I Planted My Dwarf Fruit Trees

I have begun my dwarf fruit tree adventure.  In the beginning of Fall I ordered my trees from an online nursery catalog.  I chose two apples, two pears and a peach.  I needed two each of the apples and pears … Continue reading






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Limberlost Trail – An Easy Hike

Last Sunday, my husband and I decided to take a ride up to Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.  We knew most of the leaves would be down, but it was a beautiful, warm day and besides, they have great … Continue reading






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Autumn Splendor

Autumn is a time of the year that is perfectly designed for the nature photographer.  Whether you are camping, hiking or just enjoying your neighborhood, there are plenty of opportunities for photography.  I took these pictures just a half mile … Continue reading






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How To Choose A Backpack

  What Type Of Backpack Do You Need? Which is the right backpack for you?  There are variations on backpacks and the right one for you depends on the type of activity you will be doing. A  day hike requires … Continue reading






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